Beverly Boynton | NOT Dead in the water thanks to Wright Training

Happy to brag about Wright Training (which I do with my friends).

For decades I was an obsessive  climber, an off-trail-up high-remote hiker, backcountry skier, and canoe paddler of arctic rivers.   This past February I had a total hip replacement, which went very well as far as the hip goes, but resulted in a complete, permanent drop foot ( Foot drop, sometimes called drop foot, is a general term for  difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, the front of your foot might drag on the ground when you walk. Foot drop isn't a disease. Rather, foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem) This effected my balance, stability, and power, and required a brace.    Although there is no possibility of directly strengthening the muscles that are no longer innervated  (primarily for dorsiflexion and pronation), plenty of other body parts are involved in balance, stability and power, and I'd be dead in the water without Wright Training!    From day one, I knew that to continue my mountain lifestyle, fitness would be key.

Since the injury (and consistent Wright Training), I've done a number of steep off trail hikes to over 11.000'. Early on I fell quite a bit, since I couldn't edge my foot when traversing a slope, and had trouble on steep, hard, gravelly slopes. Finally just a couple weeks ago, I did such a hike, with no falls--YEAH! Consistent training has improved my core and balance, recoveries, and my uphill stride.

This past week I figured how to put my brace on a nordic skate boot, which are in no way designed for a brace.   I'm looking forward to clipping my ice skating blades on soon, and later my skate skis.   More of everything  Wright needed!

I lifted weights off and on for a long time, but Wright Training is a different take on fitness, in attitude and in using complex movements to strengthen all the little stabilizing muscles. Additionally, I love seeing how strong the other women and men are, and it has been important to me to have their support and interest in my progress. It's fun and I'm committed!

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